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Charles Buist

Charles Buist

Spetsas Buist PLLC
  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • District of South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina
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Biography

Charles has a law degree and a MBA from the University of South Carolina, and he has a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. Charles graduated with many academic accomplishments and later wrote and published a best-selling law school guide called How to Crush Law School.

Charles began his legal career as a federal law clerk in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, where he clerked for the Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. After that, Charles clerked for the Honorable David R. Duncan at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina. After clerking for two Federal Judges, Charles worked in a variety of practice areas, including dental malpractice and personal injury. Now, Charles focuses his time and efforts on all sorts of personal injury claims.

Charles is a native of South Carolina. Charles’ father, Dr. Buist, is a dentist, and he raised Charles alone. Therefore, Charles spent a lot of time in a dentist office while he was growing up, and he started working as a dental assistant at an early age. Charles saw many horrific cases where patients would come to Dr. Buist after being injured by another dentist. He witnessed many patients who were harmed by careless or reckless dentists. As a result, Charles became very passionate about dental malpractice and protecting dental patients.

Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Dental Implant Malpractice
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of South Carolina
ID Number: 12854
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Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 1026236
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North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 53912
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South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
ID Number: 103102
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4th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Spetsas Buist PLLC
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Personal Injury Attorney
Owner
Buist Law Firm, LLC
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Personal Injury Attorney
Judicial Law Clerk
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina
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Law Clerk for the Honorable David R. Duncan
Judicial Law Clerk
United States District Court, District of South Carolina
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Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.
Education
University of South Carolina - Columbia
MBA (2017) | Business
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Honors: Cum Laude
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University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (2016) | Law
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Cum Laude
Honors: CALI Award: Criminal Procedure CALI Award: Legal Research, Analysis & Writing CALI Award: Federal Income Taxation CALI Award: Advanced Legal Writing Dean's List All Semesters Research Editor for South Carolina Law Review Order of the Wig and Robe SBA Elected Representative All Semesters
Activities: South Carolina Law Review Student Bar Association Tutor of Legal Research and Writing Research Assistant for Professor Wadie Said
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Vermont Law School
M.E.L.P. (2016) | Land Use and Toxic Torts
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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College of Charleston
B.S. (2010) | Pre-Med, Neuroscience & Psychology
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Awards
CALI Award: Criminal Procedure
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
The CALI Award is the award given to the student that scores the highest in that student's law school class in a particular subject.
CALI Award: Advanced Legal Writing
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
The CALI Award is the award given to the student that scores the highest in that student's law school class in a particular subject.
CALI Award: Federal Income Taxation
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
The CALI Award is the award given to the student that scores the highest in that student's law school class in a particular subject.
CALI Award: Legal Research, Analysis & Writing
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
The CALI Award is the award given to the student that scores the highest in that student's law school class in a particular subject.
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 1026236
Member
- Current
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North Carolina State Bar  # 53912
Member
- Current
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South Carolina Bar  # 103102
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
How to Crush Law School
Amazon
Speaking Engagements
Pituitary Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury, Webinar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Spetsas Buist PLLC
Videos
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Time Stamps: 00:00 Introduction 00:02 Questions To Expect During Deposition 00:16 Background Information 00:40 How Your Prepared For The Deposition 00:50 The Accident That Caused Your Injuries 01:12 Your Medical... Plaintiff Prep | Episode 13: Depositions (Questions to expect during a deposition.)

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Telephone: (321) 352-7588